Playtech Background

Playtech was initially established by an Israeli billionaire “character” Teddy Sagi, who still holds a stake in the company today. Teddy worked in the casino, software engineering and multimedia industries. After a couple of years laying the foundations, the company signed its first casino licensee in 2001. (This may or may not have had something to do with the 18 month prison sentence Sagi received for insider trading in Israel; the offences dating back to 1994).

In 2006, Playtech listed on the LSE's AIM (Alternative Investment Market), and thus the budding software behemoth became a public company. From there, they continued to grow exponentially, merging and acquiring with businesses such as the aforementioned Virtue Fusion, Ash Gaming, Mobenga and an Intelligence Gaming company.

By 2012, Playtech became listed on the London Stock Exchange and today announce themselves as the “world’s leading supplier of online gaming software”. Playtech has been grantes 170 gambling licenses globally, including 30 licenses in strictly regulated jurisdictions.

Playtech Casinos

There are over 500 Playtech slots games in addition to the entire portfolio of Ash gaming, including their two most well-known video slots Amazon Wild and Madness House of Fun. They release over 50 new games a year, which means that Playtech’s already impressive portfolio of games strengthens and freshens constantly in the ever-evolving technological environment. There’s no fooling today’s casino gamers, and platforms that appear outmoded and weary stand no chance in this competitive and innovative market place.

Furthermore, Playtech casinos are well known for their excellent series of branded online slots having signed agreements with a plethora of renowned media and entertainment brands such as MGM, NBC Universal and HBO as well as the behemoths of the comic book world, Marvel (such as Spiderman) and a recently launched deal with DC Comics (to release Batman and Suicide Squad slots). Playtech caused something of a media storm when they unveiled their DC comics agreement at ICE Gaming Expo in 2017; the company displayed some of the most famous and iconic movie costumes of the last 15 years. The lit glass boxes like a museum exhibition displayed costumes from Suicide Squad, The Dark Knight Rises and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Playtech Integrating Mobile

Playtech acquired the mobile gaming company Mobenga in 2011 to gain a foothold in the budding mobile movement. The CEO, Mor Weizer, was acutely aware of the role that mobile and tablet played and would continue to play moving forward. At the time, he said “Recent developments in mobile gaming are increasingly important… this deal will position Playtech as the leading mobile casino gaming provider to take best advantage of the growth in mobile gaming… to offer a complete multi-product mobile gaming solution.” It seems he truly was More Wiser.

The Mobile Hub, a framework developed in conjunction with Mobenga, was designed to integrate Playtech’s desktop content with its mobile offering and thus provide a seamless user interface across all platforms. What’s more, it is built on HTML5 technology and is compatible with web browsers and native Apps.

Live Casino

When the direct competition is Sweden’s Evolution Gaming, it is difficult to win the prize for best in show. However, they do give them a decent run for their money. Playtech operate a multitude of live dealer casino sites, with HD camera broadcasting, lightning fast streaming, high uptime, bespoke branding (including placing operator logos on the table, the dealer’s chips and cards) and individually trained dealers.

Playtech casinos offer a varied selection of games including live blackjack, baccarat, roulette, as well as a slew of inventive variations such as Unlimited Blackjack, Casino Hold’em and Double Screen Roulette. The games can be enjoyed in Playtech’s exclusive VIP area called The Ruby Room, for high rollers and big ballers.

Playtech casinos also offers tables in a variety of European languages with native speaking dealers such as Italian and Spanish. The live casino experience is also fully available on mobile and tablet; the full oeuvre of live table games can be found on desktop computers, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

Playtech Slots

The Playtech slots portfolio amounts to over 700 titles, which are used among a combination of land based venues and casinos websites. Given the large number of countries the Playtech slots are available, there is also a decent combination of themes and localised content. Here are some of Paytech's best slot titles.

Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World

This King Kong 8th Wonder of the World slot game takes players back into the jungle to face the mighty King of the Apes, with symbols and graphics lifted from the 2005 rendition of the blockbuster monster film.

Buffalo Blitz

Buffalo Blitz is one of the most iconic Playtech games in the company’s history, with its 4096 ways to win making the game a smash hit among value players and high rollers alike. Set in the vast, open plains of North America, players are tasked with seeking out herds of buffalo for the chance to have them stampede towards the game’s grand jackpot.

Gladiator Jackpot

It’s not very common for a licensed slot to also have a progressive jackpot network, but this Gladiator Jackpot slot game does exactly that—and has become a blockbuster in its own right for doing so. With graphics and music from the historical epic starring Russell Crowe, players are thrown into the Colosseum once again to earn the favour of five key characters from the movie.

Playtech Branded Slots

Playtech has released several branded slots with some of the most popular franchises in the industry. Just a few examples of the licensed Playtech casino games they have made from blockbuster movies include the Robocop slot game, The Dark Knight, and the Gladiators.

Our Thoughts on Playtech

Playtech has established its position as a market leader in the gaming sector by constantly modifying its business strategy to meet customer needs. Since 1999, Playtech has been delivering a safe and secure casino slots platform for leading casino companies in Canada and around the world. A large part of Playtech’s success stems from the company’s adoption of a unified platform, which enables all Playtech gaming operations to be readily integrated as standalone applications.

Playtech’s primary objective is to give players a comprehensive online gaming solution that includes all of the features essential for success throughout their stay at real money casinos online. They’re also committed to staying on top by continuously enhancing their online slot’s performance and simplicity of use. This should be no surprise from the world’s largest online gaming company, and their continued dominance in the industry is, at this point, an expected outcome for the foreseeable future.

Playtech FAQs

Who is Playtech?

Playtech is an Estonian online casino platform provider most notable for being the largest publicly-traded online gambling company in the world.

Where can I play Playtech games online?

We have compiled a list of online casinos in Canada that offer Playtech games. These casinos are licensed to operate and feature Playtech’s most popular games.

What are the top Playtech casino games?

There are a few games that stand out more than others among the numerous online casino games released by Playtech over the years. These include Amazon Wild, and Madness House of Fun.

What Playtech jackpot slots can I play?

Playtech slots feature both regular and progressive jackpots that players can take part in and win. Jackpot Giant, Playtech's progressive jackpot slot network for mobile games, is most notable for setting a record jackpot win in 2015, awarding one lucky player the grand prize of nearly C$8 million

Are there any Playtech free spins?

Playtech slots offer a variety of free spins on their games that can be acquired through regular gameplay. Playtech casino welcome bonuses also allow players to redeem free spins on Playtech slot games, which is only possible thanks to Playtech's highly sophisticated backend systems

Where is Playtech based?

Playtech is currently based in Douglas on the Isle of Man, where its main headquarters oversees its operations globally. However, Playtech was originally founded in Estonia and also has a presence in more than 20 other locations around the world, extending the company's reach and influence

Can you play Playtech slots in Canada?

Yes, you can play Playtech slots at various online casinos in Canada. Playtech casino sites are carefully vetted by InsideCasino in terms of their online games performance, security, and customer support, to ensure that all players get the best possible gaming experience.

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